As most of us know, the much of the world is getting hammered by some very cold weather, as shown at RealScience.
Some may not realize that this has been persistent in the eastern part of Europe. The ideology of the LSM doesn’t allow for this to be reported in the US. They only report on heat waves. The cold has been so persistent and so cold that there is a huge death toll, and it’s rising.
NoTricksZone has a post up…..
Cold Blast Claims Over 600 Lives Across Eastern Europe/Russia…”Death Toll Keeps Rising…State Of Emergency”
They quote another story……
In the Ukraine, more than 150 deaths have been registered. Sixty-eight people have reportedly died in Poland from the cold, 64 in Russia and an estimated 70 in Belarus. In Romania, the official death toll has risen to 68. In Lithuania, 23 deaths have been reported, 24 in the Czech Republic and 10 in Latvia. At least 16 people have died so far due to the cold in Bulgaria, 13 in Hungary, and a total of 50 in the successor states of Yugoslavia.
Italy has also been severely affected by the cold, with 40 registered victims.”
Freezing to death, by the hundreds. The left blathers endlessly about our fuel use. About how it’s bad for our climate. About how we should all sacrifice a bit for the good of humanity. People, such as myself and the frequent readers here, argue that our fuels and energy are the basis of a good economy. We also state the expense and inefficiencies of alternative energy and fuel sources impoverish people. We argue fuels and energy should be cheap, available, and reliable.
One technique employed by gas and oil people, commonly known as fracking, to get at the fuels that would otherwise be unattainable, has recently been opposed by the lunatic left. And, in some places, their opposition has been successful in getting the technique prohibited.
To be sure, we’ll never eliminate the conditions which claim people’s lives during extreme cold spells. But, we certainly could improve the conditions the people are in to lessen the impacts of the events, and lessen the death toll. The deaths are the end results of the lunatics advocacy.
And so I wonder, as I often do when we hear of such horrors, what would the poor souls who died in the cold advocate? Would they have wished for a job that would have provided them a warm home? Would they have wished for cheap, reliable, and available fuel and energy to warm themselves? I think we all know the answer to this.